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Table 3 Admission characteristics of patients with electrical injury

From: Electrical injury – a dual center analysis of patient characteristics, therapeutic specifics and outcome predictors

  Total (n = 162) > = 1000 V (n = 82) < 1000 V (n = 80) p value
BICU admission; n (%)     0.950
 From scene 111 (68.5) 56 (68.3) 55 (68.8)  
 Interfacility 51 (31.5) 26 (31.7) 25 (31.3)  
EMS vehicle; n (%)     < 0.001
 Ground ambulance 92 (56.8) 34 (41.5) 58 (72.5)  
 Helicopter rescue 70 (43.2) 48 (58.5) 22 (27.5)  
BICU admission time after injury; n (%)     0.774
  < 1 h 29 (17.9) 16 (19.5) 13 (16.3)  
 1-4 h 107 (66.0) 53 (64.6) 54 (67.5)  
 4-8 h 18 (11.1) 10 (12.2) 8 (10.0)  
 8-24 h 4 (2.5) 2 (2.4) 2 (2.5)  
 24-48 h 2 (1.2) 1 (1.2) 1 (1.3)  
  > 48 h 2 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.5)  
BICU distance to scene, km; mean (SD) 78.08 (62.29) 83.67 (62.29) 72.36 (71.02) < 0.001
  1. BICU burn intensive care unit, EMS Emergency medical service
  2. italicized p values indicate statistical significance (p < 0.05)